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Carprofen for Dogs: Osteoarthritis and Pain Management

Analyzing the use of carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis and the additional benefits that can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.

Carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis has been shown to reduce pain, and additional benefits can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.

Treatment Plans for Routine and Refractory Canine Epilepsy

An effective epilepsy treatment plan for dogs should reduce seizure frequency, minimize adverse drug effects, and maximize quality of life.

An effective epilepsy treatment plan for dogs should reduce seizure frequency, minimize adverse drug effects, and maximize quality of life.

Maropitant Use in Cats

Maropitant can be an effective antiemetic in felines and is also useful as an adjunct to therapy for visceral pain.

Maropitant can be an effective antiemetic in felines and is also useful as an adjunct to therapy for visceral pain.

Sarolaner Use in Dogs

Sarolaner is an ectoparasiticide that is effective against fleas and ticks on dogs when administered once a month. This article covers its development, mechanism of action, dosage, safety, and efficacy against 6 common species of ectoparasites. It also compares the safety and efficacy of sarolaner with those of 2 other popular ectoparasiticides in the same class: afoxolaner and fluralaner.

Oral Cyclosporine Use in Dogs

Cyclosporine is a potent immunosuppressive agent that has treatment applications in both veterinary and human medicine. Oral cyclosporine is currently being used to treat a spectrum of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, including but not limited to atopic dermatitis, autoimmune skin disorders, perianal fistula, inflammatory bowel disease, granulomatous meningoencephalitis, and immune-mediated blood disorders.

Oclacitinib: Treating Pruritus and Beyond

For years, glucocorticoids and cyclosporine have been used for the symptomatic management of atopic dermatitis, including the associated pruritus. In the past 5 years, however, oclacitinib (Apoquel; zoetisus.com), a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, has become another important drug in the management of allergic pruritus.

Grapiprant for Control of Osteoarthritis Pain in Dogs

For centuries, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been used for pain control. However, their use has been associated with potentially life-threatening adverse drug events. Grapiprant is a novel drug for treatment of osteoarthritic pain in dogs. Approved in 2016, it is a non-cyclooxygenase (COX)-inhibiting NSAID.

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How to Educate Clients About Motion Sickness in Dogs

Motion sickness can afflict any pet during even the shortest of rides. Read more about how to educate clients about the symptoms and treatments for motion sickness with advice from Zoetis Veterinary Medical Lead, Dr. Joyce Login, DVM.

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